Summary: Switched randomly failed while it was in use. After narrowing the problem down to just the devices running off of this switch, I noticed the power LED was lit and none of the LAN LEDs were. Rebooting did not solve it even after cooling down--and there is no reset switch or anything of the sort.
Pros: - Compact - Has color-labeled QOS ports - Has dedicated on/off switch
Cons: - Did not last more than 1 year and 6 months. I have seen switches last up to 1, sometimes 2 decades. Granted, this is a consumer-level product--but that doesn't mean it should fail in less than 2 years. Do not buy! - Runs rather hot - Chassis is made of plastic
Cons: I bought this to wire into my entertainment center to give network access to things like my DVR, Satellite box, TV, etc etc. The hub has plenty of room to breathe, it's not like it could have gotten hot. It took me a few hours to get everything put back into place and the unit lasted about a mont...
Summary: I called NETGEAR customer support to have this unit exchange (2 year warranty on the switch). I was on text support with NETGEAR tech support over over 45 minutes and nothing was resolved.
Pros: This switch worked fine for about a year.
Cons: After 15 months of usage, the switch started to cause issues on my network. It would cause the router to loose all connectivity on the intranet and internet access on both wired and wireless connections. I had to 'reboot' the router in order to get connectivity back - but after a hour, the issue ...
Summary: I bought 3 of these at the time, 1 failed out of box. Been longer than 90 days since purchase so I couldnt return to newegg and why should i it comes with a 2 year warranty that netgear doesnt seem to want to honor.
Pros: None it failed out of the box. It would not allow the device out
Cons: Dealing with Netgear Customer Service. Person I spoke with didnt even want to help me. They didnt even know what product they were helping me with